Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sandy, Ore. USA
I'd suggest giving a serious review of ROADRunner magazine (in print and on-line). They set the standard, IMHO. One of the things I miss from their articles, however, is a more thorough description of the gear and bikes used in ride reports.
I know how to ride and pick good roads. But choosing what farkles are best, and what gear to pack -- and perhaps more importantly, how to pack it -- seems to be lacking.
I tend to skip over articles that cover flat roads in Arkansas ridden on cruisers and focus more on curvier roads, especially in the Western US, and on bikes that are closer to the Strom in design and capabilities. Perhaps taking a more specialized approach than ROADRunner will help you stand out. Any time you specialize you tend to get fewer readers but they become more attentive. It can also help your advertisers because they know your demographic is better defined and 'targeted'. Dual-sport farkle makers don't want to advertise to the Harley crowd; it's a waste of their money.
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650, "The Grey Mule"
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750, "Shoot to Thrill" (sold 2017)
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